Rapper Chinx Killed, Another Man Wounded in Queens Shooting

Lionel Pickens, a rapper best known by his stage name Chinx, was killed in a shooting in Queens early Sunday, authorities said.

Pickens, 31, and another man were inside a parked Porsche around 4 a.m. on Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive in Briarwood when another car that pulled up along side them, police said. Pickens got out of the car and gunfire erupted.

Both of the men were shot multiple times. Pickens was pronounced dead on arrival at Jamaica Hospital, officials said. The other victim, who is 27, remains at the hospital in critical condition. His identity has not been released.

Pickens, who grew up in Far Rockaway, was a member of French Montana's Coke Boys group and record label. His management team and publicist issued a statement on the Legion Media Group’s Instagram:


No arrests have been made and police have not released any information about suspects.

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